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DIY Remote Control Holder

DIY Remote Control Holder
DIY Remote Control Holder
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Are you always losing that remote control in the couch cushions, under the coffee table, and maybe even in more unusual your fridge? Try sewing this DIY Remote Control Holder and you’ll never lose your remote control again. This DIY home organizer tutorial is quick and simple, taking only an hour to make using felt, fabric, and a wooden dowel. You will love this over-the-arm remote control caddy that will eliminate clutter and save you time from always hunting down that remote!

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Sewn byMachine


Materials List

  • Felt
  • Fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • ½ Inch dowel
  • Pinking Shears (9")
  • Cutting Mat (24" x 36")


  1. Cut felt to desired size—I used 15inch x 25inch. You may want wider or longer based on your couch size, and the number of pockets that you’d like to create.

  2. Trim fabric to fit the width of felt, and at least ¾ the height of your tallest remote. Hem upper edge.

  3.  Lay fabric over felt, then sew outer edges & bottom edge to create large pocket. Be careful to NOT sew upper edge. Tip – don’t worry about raw edges. We’ll deal with those at the end!

  4. Create desired number of pockets by stitching over top of fabric. Using a zigzag stitch will ensure that pockets are strong.

  5. Use Fiskars Pinking Shears to trim all sides. This will reduce fraying, and eliminate the need to hem all edges.

  6. Fold the top edge of felt and straight stitch to create a pocket for the wooden dowel. Slip dowel through.

  7. Lay remote organizer over couch arm, tucking the dowel between the cushions to help secure.

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Having an easy to sew holder for several remote-control devices would simplify TV watching for sure. The remotes seem to have a life of their own and travel to unexpected places. I like that the directions indicate to use a dowel rod in a pocket on the opposite end from the remotes to keep the holder nicely tucked down in the chair or sofa.

This will be an awesome Father's Day project!

What a cute idea! I love the flannel print. This would be great to make for the fall when people are indoors more and watching more TV!


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